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Marcy, member since 1980, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Marcy’s share from the 2019 12/12 Day event includes the following themes: gaining weight at 4 years old • mentally ill mother & abusive father • valuing who I was meant to be • life is better at 80 than ever before • doctor-prescribed amphetamines at age 12 & 15 for weight loss • looking good versus being, thinking, & feeling good • 1st OA meeting in 1980 • awareness of crazy thinking • “not needing OA” after 100+ lbs weight loss & 12 years of abstinence • never had cravings on Grey Sheet • returning to OA & struggling • trying H.O.W. • difficulty with the spiritual/god part of OA • 1st Higher Powers • came back to OA more humble

A century person is an individual who has lost or needs to lose 100 pounds or more.

H.O.W. is short for Honesty, Open-mindedness & Willingness. For more information, go to

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